Quick Reference

Controls properties of existing objects.

Access Methods


 Ribbon: View tab Palettes panel Properties
 Menu: Modify PropertiesDoes not exist in the menus.
 Toolbar: Standard 
 Shortcut menu: Select the objects whose properties you want to view or modify, right-click in the drawing area, and click Properties.


When more than one object is selected, only those properties common to all selected objects are displayed.

When no objects are selected, only the current settings of general properties are displayed.

The Properties palette is displayed. The Properties palette lists properties of the selected object or set of objects.

You can also view or modify properties of third-party application objects that are based on AutoCAD application programming interface (API) standards.

There are several general properties common to all objects. All other object properties are specific to the type of object.